I've found that one of the greatest sources of aspiration lies from someone else's achievements.
Who do you aspire to be?
Someone who has a patent?
How much respect do you give to these people? Despite the growing suspicion against authority and those people who have "titles," you know that these people get a LOT of respect. To be honest, I want to be one of these people.
One of the things on my bucket list is to have a patent. Currently, UC Davis' Chancellor Linda Katehi has 17 patents. Crazy!!! To be honest, I don't care if it gets popular. I just want to be the person who invents something that I perceive to be useful.